INTERNSHIP: Seattle Public Library Chidren’s Center, winter 2010 (SEATTLE, WA)

Directed fieldwork opportunities in the Youth Services (Children and Teen Centers) Department at the Central Library for Winter quarter.


This student will be working with the Youth Services Manager and the Early Learning Specialist to create an evaluation tool for the Begin With Books collection. The Begin With Books collection is part of the Seattle Public Library’s Early Learning initiative. To learn more about Begin with Books

The person in this position will also support the Global Reading Challenge program. The GRC is one of the most wide reaching programs that the Seattle Public Library offers. It is a highly motivating reading program for over 1,500 4th and 5th grade students in the Seattle Public Schools.

A complete overview of the program will be provided. If time permits, there may be an opportunity to develop an evaluation tool for this program also.

This Directed Field Work student may have opportunities to observe and present story times for babies, toddler or preschool audiences, and to attend a Children’s Services Meeting if  interested.

The student interested in this position may propose additional experiences when designing the Directed Fieldwork learning objectives with the Youth Services Manager.

Required and preferred skills:

Coursework or experience evaluating library programs – required

Prior experience working independently with little supervisory direction – required

Self starter – experience organizing own work – required

Experience working with children and/or coursework in children’s services –required

A strong interest in library programming preferred

Erica Sternin

Youth Services Manager

Seattle Public Library

1000 4th Ave

Seattle WA 98104


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